Archive Monthly Archives: September 2014

Painted Graphic Effects DIY

Bedroom Graphics with Paint

Dulux Painted Graphic Effects

This is a neat way to get a different look in the bedroom and bathroom of your house. In this quick video from Dulux Paint, you can see how to get a stunning effect using a little paint, great stuff.

Did you do something special with paint in your home? Why not send us a picture or even a video and we will share your wonderful achievement on the site 🙂 We may even send you a special thank you gift for sharing too!

Dulux WoodGuard – Ultimate Protection for your Wood

Get Dulux WoodGuard at Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging

Dulux WoodGuard is a great protector for your wood.

WoodGuard from Dulux

The range is designed to suit your needs and comes with interior and exterior options.
No matter the finish, Gloss, Eggshell or Matt, you will find what you are looking for.

Gloss for when you want that mirror finish highlighting the grain of your wood. Eggshell for that low sheen satin style and Matt for a non-glare finish that enhances the grain of your wood.

The range offers a superb finish for soft or hard wood.

For Interior, you can choose from:

Double Life Timbavarnish

A Tough and Heat Resistant Finish. For the interior surfaces that take a beating, be it countertops, furniture, door and skirting, these areas need a
more durable protection. Double Life Timbavarnish gives you that long lasting finish that is stain, scratch and mar resistant. It is available in Clear, Gloss, Eggshell and Matt finishes. It is also available in the Timba-Tint Colours.


Diamond tough varnish giving ultimate protection for floors.
Using water-based polyurethane technology, Floorgard is perfect for floors that are subject to extreme wear in a household, whilst allowing the natural beauty of the woodgrain to shine through.

Extremely hardwearing, stain, scratch, abrasion and slip resistant. Available in clear and a gloss

Sanding Sealer

Providing a silky smooth wood finish, giving that professional quality look. It is a clear sealer for all open grain timber, can be applied to any interior woodwork.


This interior/exterior varnish protects wood beautifully. Wood has its own characteristics and Timbavarnish brings that out. It leaves an attractive high gloss finish without being overbearing. It can be applied to cupboards, ceiling beams and skirtings. Available in clear, light oak, dark oak, teak and mahogany in a gloss finish. Also available in water based technology.


Deep Penetrating weatherproof wood treatment.
Exterior wood is constantly exposed to the elements and severe temperature changes, it needs a deep penetrating wood treatment to stay looking beautiful. Timbapreservative has been formulated to give you the long lasting protection you need. In addition to repelling water, it also preserves and nourishes the wood.

Ideal for garage doors it comes in clear, mahogany, dark oak and lightoak in an eggshell finish.

Double Life Timbavarnish

Protecting up to 50% longer than conventional varnishes.
A big enemy of varnish is the sun and rain. Double life Timbavarnish offers UV protection and repels water, leaving you with a tough, glossy finish.

Ideal for exterior doors, available in clear only.

Check in store at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware, Vereeniging in the Vaal Triangle for a leaflet detailing the range and their uses.

Checklist for Dulux Woodguard

What Colours are Coming in 2015

Dulux Australia Colour Forecast – Connection

Dulux Colour Forecast 2015


So what colours are coming to South Africa in 2015?

We are still awaiting the plans, but this video from Dulux Australia talks about connection with our environment, so maybe this will be something we can expect here in SA in 2015?

What colours do you love most and why?

Send us your pictures or links to your facebook page or pinterest boards. We would love to give you a shout out on our site and pages.


Do you use Solar Energy?

What items in your home are using the most electricity?

Solar Power Geysers

According to an article on homemakersonline the top use goes to your geyser!
Energy Use is South Africa

Did you know that its more energy efficient to use a kettle to heat water for cooking than a pan on the stove? Did you also know that in many homes, lighting accounts for 17-20% of energy consumption?

The South African government and Eskom are making drives to encourage Solar Heating in homes to help take the load off the ever burdened grid. With ever increasing prices, people are also keen to find alternatives to grid power in their homes.

Above video is from eTV back in 2013.

This young boy below enjoys tinkering with designs to get energy efficient water to his home.


Have you installed Solar Power in your home? Perhaps a Solar Geyser?

Let us know how that is working out for you so far. Do you feel its saving you money and improving your own efficiency?

Amazing Marbling Effect

Dulux Marbling Effect Video

In this video you can quickly learn how to create a stunning marbling effect on a painted wall


How to get the Marble Effect when Painting a Room

This is part of an entire course that the instructor teaches for Dulux, but you can watch this quick video guide which demonstrates how to get amazing results. Let us know your thoughts too, and share if you try this out for yourself 🙂


Super Seventeen Charity Day at Hot Pot Paint

Charity Day at Hot Pot Paint

Hot Pot Paint and Hardware Charity Day

Its coming back! Keep posted on Facebook and our blog for news of the Hot Pot Paint and Hardware Super Seventeen Birthday Bash. Business networking day, family fun, the Dulux Dogs back on site again and raising money for local charity Lifeline.

More news will be posted here soon, and remember to like us on Facebook to keep up with the news too.

We look forward to sharing a great day at the store with you.

UPDATE Monday 8th September!

Its picking up pace here at Hot Pot Paint & Hardware in Vereeniging. Get yourself ready for a great business and networking day and also fun for all the family.

The Dulux Dogs are booked, the jumping castle is ready to spring into action, the local business owners and managers from the 4 BNI chapters are preparing their wares to bring to the day and the Hot Dogs are in preparation to sizzle from Toit Butchery.

We hope to confirm something extra special for the day very soon, so keep peeled, but it should be quite uplifting 😉

See you soon at Hot Pot Paint.

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